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The Resource Dear Leader : poet, spy, escapee-- : a look inside North Korea, Jang Jin-sung ; translated by Shirley Lee

Dear Leader : poet, spy, escapee-- : a look inside North Korea, Jang Jin-sung ; translated by Shirley Lee

Label
Dear Leader : poet, spy, escapee-- : a look inside North Korea
Title
Dear Leader
Title remainder
poet, spy, escapee-- : a look inside North Korea
Statement of responsibility
Jang Jin-sung ; translated by Shirley Lee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
"In this rare insider's view into contemporary North Korea, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom. "The General will now enter the room." Everyone turns to stone. Not moving my head, I direct my eyes to a point halfway up the archway where Kim Jong-il's face will soon appear... As North Korea's State Poet Laureate, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed life. With food provisions (even as the country suffered through its great famine), a travel pass, access to strictly censored information, and audiences with Kim Jong-il himself, his life in Pyongyang seemed safe and secure. But this privileged existence was about to be shattered. When a strictly forbidden magazine he lent to a friend goes missing, Jang Jin-sung must flee for his life. Never before has a member of the elite described the inner workings of this totalitarian state and its propaganda machine. An astonishing expose; told through the heart-stopping story of Jang Jin-sung's escape to South Korea, Dear Leader is a rare and unprecedented insight into the world's most secretive and repressive regime"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 951.9305/1092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Dear Leader : poet, spy, escapee-- : a look inside North Korea, Jang Jin-sung ; translated by Shirley Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dictator. Psychological warfare -- Going home -- My hometown transformed -- The crime of peering over the border -- A farewell sin -- In the rifle sight -- Fugitive. Yanbian looks to the world, the world to Yanbian! -- Framed for murder -- "Annals of the Kim Dynasty" -- Criminal operations -- North Korean women sold as "pigs" -- At a loss -- Farewell, Young-min -- Freedom. From Yanji to Shenyang -- A fateful meeting with Wang Cho-rin -- Becoming a piano teacher -- The Kim Jong-il strategy -- Meeting Cho-rin's "intended" -- A murderous regime -- Long live freedom!
Control code
ocn870290007
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxii, 339 pages
Isbn
9781476766553
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014010236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023904575
System control number
(OCoLC)870290007
Label
Dear Leader : poet, spy, escapee-- : a look inside North Korea, Jang Jin-sung ; translated by Shirley Lee
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dictator. Psychological warfare -- Going home -- My hometown transformed -- The crime of peering over the border -- A farewell sin -- In the rifle sight -- Fugitive. Yanbian looks to the world, the world to Yanbian! -- Framed for murder -- "Annals of the Kim Dynasty" -- Criminal operations -- North Korean women sold as "pigs" -- At a loss -- Farewell, Young-min -- Freedom. From Yanji to Shenyang -- A fateful meeting with Wang Cho-rin -- Becoming a piano teacher -- The Kim Jong-il strategy -- Meeting Cho-rin's "intended" -- A murderous regime -- Long live freedom!
Control code
ocn870290007
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxii, 339 pages
Isbn
9781476766553
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014010236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023904575
System control number
(OCoLC)870290007

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